‘MHT-CET 18, one of easiest entrance exams ever’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 May 2018 10:01:30


Staff Reporter,

Students who wrote the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) 2018 on Thursday called it an easy exam. Almost all questions were either information-based or formula based, they said.
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducted the MHT-CET on Thursday for admissions to colleges offering Engineering and Technology, Agriculture Engineering, and Pharmacy courses. The test was conducted at 64 centres in Nagpur district.

A total of 48,372 candidates appeared for the exam from the Nagpur division, which is 95 per cent of the registered candidates. The entrance exam has seen almost a 14 per cent rise in registrations this year from Maharashtra as 4.34 lakh candidates enrolled for the test.
Pranav Ghode, a student of Taiwade Junior College said, “It was one of the easiest entrance exams ever as all three papers were scoring.”

Students did not have any time management issue while writing all three papers this year as questions had minimal calculations or were non-numerical, said a teacher. Antara Patle, a student of Dinanath High School and Junior
College said, “The Physics and Chemistry papers were easy while Maths was little hard but I can score good marks.”
According to Gulabrao Thakre, Joint Director, Technical Education, “Examination in all the centres was conducted smoothly without much problems, except the issues of some students not having valid hall tickets and ID proofs. However, the issues were settled.”

Thakre also said, “No complaint was communicated by District Liaisoning Officers (DLO) and Deputy DLOs or observers regarding any malpractice during exam in the district.”

District administration had deployed officials and employees in requisite numbers for smooth conduct of the test. The administration deployed 21 Assistant District Nodal Officers, and other staff at various centres.
The test was conducted in 1,260 centres across 36 districts of Maharashtra.

The first paper of Mathematics started at 10 am, but students reached at centres one hour before as per the guidelines of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE). The OMR answer-sheets were distributed at 9.40 am, and question booklets were distributed at 9.50 am. The first paper conclude at 11.30 am. The second paper of Physics and Chemistry commenced at 12.30 pm and conclude at 2 pm. While the third paper of Biology begun at 3 pm and conclude at 4.30 pm.

To avoid any malpractice, DTE banned all type of gadget like mathematical tables, mobile phones, calculators, bluetooth devices, gear watches in the examination centres.
There are total 56 Engineering and Technology and 16 Pharmacy institutes in Nagpur Division. Some colleges in Yavatmal provided refreshments and lunch at a very nominal costs at the centres to attract students.